Saturday, November 11

The Decemberists Concert

It was so good. I can't express how happy I was to finally be seeing that oh so wonderful band. They were so good live. They sounded just like they do on record.

Some highlights of the night:
  1. Alasdair, who is a scottish guitar player/songwriter opened for the Decemberists. He was really good, and really relazing.
  2. Collin was bashing Death Cab For Cutie (who will be playing at the same venue on the 13th) all night. I hear that he was kidding though.
  3. We got to hear some of their greatest song, with the lack of The Mariner's Revenge song.
  4. Collin took somone's cell phone from the crowd and sang to someone he found on their contacts list.
  5. We got to have a battle of the audience during 16 Military Wives where we, the left side sang louder than the right side; "La dee da dee da dee diddy diddy da."
I bought the shirt with the picture above on it. It's a medium, and it's massive when I where it.

It was a really really good show. It was my first real indie rawk show as well. Miharu commented that he felt like he was being judged at these hipster events, on the level of how indie he was. Or something like that. But yeah, I agree. I felt psuedo-indie wearing my Chuck Taylor's. Oh well.

When we arrive, sons and daughters
We’ll make our homes on the water
We’ll build our walls of aluminum
We’ll fill our mouths with cinnamon
These currents pull us ‘cross the border
Steady your boats arms to shoulder
‘Til tides all pull our hull aground
Making this calm harbor now home
Take up your arms, sons and daughters
We will we arise from the bunkers
By land, by sea, by dirigible
We’ll leave our tracks untraceable
Hear all the bombs, they fade away
Hear all the bombs, they fade away

(We all sang the Hear all the bombs, they fade away. It was really neat.)